CIA Torture Flights Condemned by EU
Posted by jeremiasx on February 15, 2007
I would like to point your attention to a couple troubling things I read in this article from the BBC website today…
The UK, Germany and Italy were among 13 states which allowed the US to forcibly remove terror suspects, lawmakers said.
The EU parliament voted to accept a resolution condemning member states which accepted or ignored the practice.
The EU report said the CIA had operated 1,245 flights, some taking suspects to states where they could face torture.
The report was adopted by a large majority, with 382 MEPs voting in favour, 256 against and 74 abstaining.
A few things are troubling in my mind…first of all…who voted for it and who voted against it, exactly…you, the reader, could be of great assistance to me because I have to admit I’m quite ignorant in finding EU information. Feel free to link me in the comments section.
The fact that a large portion voted against adopting a resolution to condemn these flights is as troubling as the fact that it passed with the 382 “yea” votes…who would vote against a resolution which condemned these obvious and unethical actions. I’d like to see exactly how the voting broke down…please feel free to enlighten me.